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VW's Malibu-based Moonraker program's first child has been officially euthanized. When it debuted at the LA Auto Show this past January, VW was rumored to be bringing it to production. According to Wolfsburg's man-in-the-States Adrian Hallmark, "It would not have been possible for us to build the GX3 with the purity that it required, at the price which prospective customers told us they would be willing to pay." Cantor Fitzgerald's Stephen Pope was more blunt: "[A three-wheeled car] smacks a bit of stupidity to me. Nice concept, thank you very much, but keep it in the design studio." There's a fine line between stupidity and genius. Just ask Ferdinand Pi ch. [Thanks to Lars for the tip.]

Volkswagen Drops 3-Wheel Car Plan on Legal Concerns (Update1) [Bloomberg]

GX3: Flies and Death and Stuff [Internal]